But these things don't work in a vacuum....if SC has competitve years, they will grab the good local talent anyways.
USC, by and large, is the first choice of a lot of recruits from SoCal. It is what it is.
At this point, under these circumstancs, I think you need to take the best talent you can, wherever it's from.
When SC gets back to 25 kids, in 2 years, they will still be the first choice.